Banjarmasin (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin said he and his wife Wury Ma'ruf Amin planned to perform Eid prayers at the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, on Eid 2023.

"I will celebrate Eid in Jakarta, and I will pray at Istiqlal," the vice president stated on the sidelines of his working visit to Banjarmasin here on Tuesday.

However, the vice president stated that he would not hold an open house during Eid. This, he said, was also practiced by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

"There will be no open house. There is no open house for now. The president also has not (held an open house)," the vice president remarked.

During his working visit to South Kalimantan, Vice President Amin conducted several activities, including giving lectures and holding tarawih prayers in congregation at Al Munawwarah Grand Mosque, Banjarbaru, on Monday night.

He also visited the Banjarbaru Public Service Mall on Tuesday morning.

The vice president thereafter also inaugurated the South Kalimantan Sharia Economic and Financial Regional Committee (KDEKS) and inaugurated the 2023 South Kalimantan National Halal Fair.

Regarding the inauguration of the committee, Vice President Amin said that the presence of KDEKS aimed to motivate, encourage, facilitate, coordinate, and drive the potential of Islamic economics and finance in the region.

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Translator: Rangga Pandu Asmara Jingga, Katriana
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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