This is an excerpt from the speech delivered by Dr Amin Ma’ruf,
Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia & Managing Chairman of
the National Committee for Islamic Economy and Finance (KNEKS)
at the GIFA awards ceremony 2020, on behalf of the National Committee for Islamic Economy and Finance (KNEKS) on receiving the
“Islamic Finance Advocacy Award 2020”
ASSALAMUALAIKUM WAARAHMATULLAHI WABARAKATUH BISMILLAHIRRAHMANIRRAHIM
His Excellency Dr Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Prof Dr Humayon Dar Chairman of the GIFA Awards Committee, Mr Ventje Rahardjo, Executive Director of KNEKS. First of all, let’s praise Allah the Almighty for His immeasurable grace and blessings upon us that we can attend the 2020 GIFA Awards Ceremony, currently commencing in Pakistan. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for his hospitality and for successfully hosting the 2020 GIFA Awards. As a close friend of Indonesia, please allow me to convey the heartfelt greetings of the Indonesian people to the people of Pakistan. I also would like to thank the Founding Chairman of GIFA, Professor Humayon Dar who has been consistently holding GIFA Awards for the last 10 years. As a platform to boost the global development of Islamic economy and finance, GIFA has successfully become a catalyst in driving these efforts. As a prestigious award, GIFA always includes all industry stakeholders from politicians to academics who have significantly contributed and played leadership roles in their respective fields.