JAKARTADAILY.ID - Indonesia and Malaysia, two countries with a Muslim majority, are currently seeking cooperation in the field of Halal Product Assurance.
This discussion was sparked at a meeting of the Halal Product Guarantee Organization (BPJPH) of the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia with Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), in Malaysia.
Head of BPJPH Aqil Irham said that his party is finalizing a cooperation agreement between BPJPH and JAKIM.
"There are still two more cases that are still being discussed by JAKIM. While from the Indonesian side, all matters of this cooperation have been discussed by cross-ministries / institutions," Aqil said in Malaysia, quoted Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
Aqil Irham hopes that the discussion that takes place today can bear the outcome.
"We hope that the discussion will be completed soon so that during President Joko Widodo's visit in June, this cooperation agreement can be signed," said Aqil.
He added that cooperation with Malaysia is important to strengthen the halal ecosystem in ASEAN and globally.