JAKARTADAILY.ID – Bank Indonesia (BI) and the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia, the Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve Islamic economics and finance.
The signing was held at the PBNU Head Office, Jakarta on December 5, 2022.
The Governor of Bank Indonesia, Perry Warjiyo, in his remarks conveyed the importance of close cooperation between Bank Indonesia and Nahdlatul Ulama in strengthening Islamic economic and financial development in Indonesia in accordance with the roles of each party.
This collaboration is a manifestation of the commitment of both parties to jointly support and create a conducive climate for export development in Indonesia.
"This collaboration continues the previous collaboration that has been carried out with a number of groups such as Islamic organizations and associations, including PP Muhammadiyah in September 2021, and going forward, the collaboration will continue to be developed with various parties or other organizations," Perry said in a written statement, quoted Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
Furthermore, Perry Warjiyo conveyed 3 (three) important aspects of collaborating with PBNU. First, economic development through an ecosystem that focuses on empowering the people's economy based on the Islamic boarding school community.
The ecosystem is expected to be able to compete competitively both nationally and globally. Second, the development of Islamic finance includes the management of zakat, infaq (donation), alms, and productive endowments for the economic empowerment of the people.
"Third, Islamic economics and finance broadcasts are being continuously carried out, including the implementation of the Sharia Economic and Financial Festival at the regional level and the Indonesia Sharia Economic Festival at the national and international levels," he explained.
On this occasion, the general chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama Board (PBNU) KH. Yahya Cholil Staquf, also expressed his support for Bank Indonesia's efforts to encourage the strengthening of economic capacity among Islamic boarding schools and hoped that this collaboration would accelerate Islamic economics and finance.
Yahya Cholil Staquf expressed his appreciation to Bank Indonesia for the cooperation between the two parties.
"Currently, PBNU is also preparing a major design related to the development of the economic agenda within NU and it is hoped that in the future this agenda can be integrated with Islamic economic development programs at Bank Indonesia to achieve the benefit and welfare of the people," he said.