Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin outlined directives to committees of Islamic economy and finance (KDEKS) from various regions to support development of the Islamic economy and financial sector in Indonesia.

The vice president conveyed his directives after witnessing the inauguration of the KDEKS of DKI Jakarta, Banten, Lampung, West Nusa Tenggara, and Bangka Belitung Islands provinces at the Vice Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Monday.

"Firstly, I would like to urge you to formulate innovative, targeted, and measurable programs aimed at developing the Islamic economy and finance by scouting and identifying prospective sectors," he told the management of KDEKS.

VP Amin pushed all KDEKS to prioritize devising "quick wins" programs, with the objective of bringing immediate beneficial impacts to the country's Islamic economy and financial sector.

Secondly, he underscored the significance of boosting synergy and collaboration among KDEKS and other parties as well as among KDEKS from different regions by upholding the spirit of togetherness and sustainability.

"We have been executing various activities to develop the Islamic economy and finance, and I believe they serve as promising foundations for us," he noted.

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Hence, the vice president deemed it crucial to sustain and expand such activities in the hopes of spreading the fruitful values of Islamic economy to a broader population.

Meanwhile, the third directive constitutes the combination of the two other directives, as the VP appealed to the management of all KDEKS in different regions to work hand in hand to produce impactful coordinated programs that align with the national development plans.

In this context, VP Amin urged every KDEKS to take into account the development plans at the national level in the processes of planning and budgeting.

The VP expressed optimism that by implementing the three directives, all KDEKS, especially the five newly inaugurated ones, would be able to help their regions advance in the Islamic economy and financial sector.

The vice president noted that development of the Islamic economy and financial sector can also help Indonesia stimulate economic growth and realize equitable economy and development.

During the inauguration ceremony, VP Amin was accompanied by his aides from the Vice Presidential Secretariat, including the head of the secretariat, Ahmad Erani Yustika.

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Translator: Rangga Pandu, Tegar Nurfitra
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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