Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – The development of Islamic economics and finance in Indonesia continues to increase. Data from the Financial Services Authority (OJK) stated that as of June 2022, the national Islamic financial market share was at 10.41%, an increase from 10% in the previous year.

However, there are still considerable opportunities to develop the Islamic economy and finance in the country. For this reason, a working program from stakeholders is needed that acts as faster leverage to move the national economy.

“A faster and more compact movement is needed from all stakeholders in the Islamic economy and finance, not only at the center, but also in the regions,” said Vice President K.H. Ma’ruf Amin when attending the National Gathering (SILAKNAS) of the Sharia Economic Community (MES) virtually, Saturday (08/10/2022).

The Vice President revealed that the government is currently intensifying the formation of the Regional Sharia Financial Economics Committee (KDEKS) to create an equitable distribution of community welfare through developing the potential of the leading sector of sharia economy and finance in the regions.

“In addition to supporting national growth, regions are also the spearhead of equitable distribution of community welfare,” explained the Vice President.

Furthermore, the Vice President emphasized the importance of collaborative work between MES administrators and KDEKS partnerships in the regions to encourage the progress of the sharia economy in their respective areas.

“At this point that regional MES are expected to play an active role in partnering with KDEKS in accelerating economic growth and Islamic finance in each region,” explained the Vice President.

The event with the theme “Strengthening Collaboration for Contributive Sharia Economic Acceleration,” according to the Vice President, is very relevant to society’s condition and raises the nation’s spirit.

“This year’s SILAKNAS also raises a very relevant theme, as well as a reflection of the spirit and an invitation for all MES people to continue to work and innovate,” said the Vice President.

Ending his remarks, the Vice President advised that the Islamic economy and finance can continue to develop through the MES’s contribution and that the event’s results can be helpful for the nation’s progress.

“I hope that in the future, MES can play a role in accelerating a contributing sharia economy,” said the Vice President.

“Congratulations on implementing SILAKNAS MES 2022. Hopefully, it will run smoothly and be able to produce work programs that benefit the people of Indonesia,” he concluded.

Previously, the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, as the General Chairperson of the MES Management, Erick Thohir, expressed his hope that Indonesia could become a center of Islamic economy and finance through various potential developments.

“We must build the sharia economy together. The potential is extraordinary. How can we encourage an ecosystem instead of a sharia economy, a halal industry that we can build together and Indonesia to be the core,” he said.

Present on occasion were the Governor of Bank Indonesia as Chairman of the Experts Board MES Perry Warjiyo, Deputy Chairman of the Trustees Board of MES Agung Firman Sampurna, Secretary General of MES Iggi Haruman Achsien, President Director of Bank Syariah Indonesia Heri Gunadi, and Chairman of the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS) Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa..

Meanwhile, the Vice President was accompanied by Head of the Vice President Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Economic Policy Support and Competitiveness Improvement, and Special Staff for the Vice President Masduki Baidlowi. (SM/–BPMI, Setwapres)