Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Indonesia’s potential as a country with the largest Muslim population in the world provides an opportunity to become a global player in the halal industry. In addition, Indonesia’s various achievements and potentials in the field of Islamic economy and finance provide optimism to achieve these goals. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen the Islamic industry sector starting from the grassroots to policy makers, including the Indonesian Muslimah Traders Association (Persami), through four concrete steps.

First, I hope Persami continues to revive the entrepreneurial spirit in Indonesia, especially among youth,” said the Vice President (VP) in his remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Persami National Conference, at the Vice President’s Palace, Jalan Merdeka Selatan Number 6, Jakarta, Tuesday (11/10/2022).

Furthermore, the VP said that by changing the mindset among youth, it is hoped that it can foster interest in young people to become successful and innovative entrepreneurs, to become the next traders generation in the future. On the other hand, the VP also appealed to Persami to mobilize Indonesian MSMEs to be able to penetrate the global market, one of which is by accelerating halal certification for each product produced.

Secondly, I ask Persami to actively encourage the acceleration of halal certification, especially for halal food products produced by MSMEs,” the VP urged.

Third, the VP also emphasized the importance of literacy about halal lifestyle to the public.

“I also hope that Persami can improve public literacy regarding the importance of a halal lifestyle and provide an example for the community in using domestically made halal products, especially MSME products,” stated the VP.

Lastly, the VP reminded the importance of inclusiveness between large industry players and MSMEs. Because, both are interconnected and mutually reinforcing chains.

“Economic empowerment of the people should be built on the principle of balance, strengthening the weak without weakening the strong. The national economic recovery that we are trying to do should be carried out inclusively, including strengthening partnerships with MSMEs, so that our MSMEs will rise stronger, be more competitive and develop in a wider market,” concluded the VP.

Previously, the Chairperson of the Persami Central Executive Board (DPP) Siti Nur Azizahc, reported on Persami’s programs. In addition to mentoring MSMEs, Persami also provides literacy to the public about halal lifestyle. She also stated Persami’s readiness to assist the government in advancing the Islamic economic and financial sector in Indonesia.

“Persami stated that it is ready to cooperate with the government and is ready to receive directions so that the “Go Halal Go Global” spirit can be realized. Persami is ready to work together to achieve this mission and hopes to carry out an economic movement based on the halal system as one of the methods in alleviating extreme poverty in Indonesia,” added Siti.

In addition to the General Chairperson of the Persami DPP, present at this event were the central Persami administrators, regional Persami administrators and overseas Persami administrators, both offline and online.

Meanwhile, the VP was accompanied by the Head of the Vice President’s Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika, Deputy for Economic Policy Support and Competitiveness Improvement Guntur Iman Nefianto, and Special Staff for the VP for Communication and Information Masduki Baidlowi. (NN, BPMI – Setwapres)