Dubai: A Syrian transitional government might be the ideal solution to end the misery of the Syrians, Osama Kadi, one of the Syrian National Coalition’s candidates for prime minister in the planned transitional government, told Gulf News.
The main aim behind the formation of a transitional government is to support the rebels as well as to look for a political exit to the Syrian crisis, he said.
The general assembly for this government will be based in the liberated territories inside Syria.
“This government will play a constructive role to solve the Syrian crisis and help the opposition-in-exile gain credibility with Syrians inside the country and the international community,” he said. “The transitional government should be inside Syria to manage major areas of the country that have been liberated from the grip of the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.”
There are around eight million Syrians inside these territories who need all kinds of support, he added.
“The importance of planning for the transitional stage is to offer the Syrians humanitarian, logistic and financial support needed to manage these areas.”
Bringing all the parties in the conflict to the negotiation table is one of the main tasks the planned transitional government should tackle, Kadi said.
Forming a transitional government will boost its image in the international community as well as the Arab neighbourhood.
The Syrian National Coalition nominated three of its members for the post of prime minister in the transitional government that the Syrian opposition plans to create.
The SNC members voted and elected three — Salem Moslet with 24 votes, Osama Kadi, 19 votes, and Burhan Ghalioun with 17.
Other names from the Syrian National Coalition could be circulated at a later stage.
“We are focusing on four central points; firstly, how to politically run the transitional stage; secondly, how to achieve transitional justice; thirdly, how to achieve security; finally, how to run the national economy during this stage.”
Pointing to the difficult situation in Syria, he said that great efforts are being made to develop a final perspective about this transitional government.
“We will attempt to examine the details of each point and seek to achieve a political and military consensus on everything,” he said.
From a legal standpoint, the transitional government will help the Syrian cause greatly. With the granted authority to the proposed transitional government, Kadi said, the opposition would be able to handle the Syrian embassies across the world and be able to execute all agreements and decisions.
“We feel Arab and international opinion is shifting in our favor,” Qadi said, pointing to the promises of aid from various Western and Gulf countries.
Naming a transitional government was part of the original agreement under which the coalition was formed last year.
While it took very long to announce the formation of a transitional government, rebels have made significant and sweeping gains on the ground.
With little immediate prospect of an internationally brokered deal to remove Al Assad, aprime minister named by the coalition would have to be acceptable to rebels who have been making incremental gains on the ground despite massive air and artillery bombardment, Kadi said.