Qatar hands Syrian opposition $20m

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
Syrian National Coalition President Moaz Alkhatib.

Syrian National Coalition President Moaz Alkhatib.

Qatar has agreed to give US$20m to the Syrian opposition to help it form a transitional government.

Syrian National Coalition President Moaz Alkhatib visited Doha to secure Qatari financial support, but the establishment of a transitional government to run rebel-held areas has nevertheless been postponed until next month.

Financial stability is required to make a transitional government viable, but members of the coalition have opted to revisit the issue in about ten days, Reuters reported.

The Syrian opposition is meeting again on January 28 in Paris along with representatives from some 20 countries supporting its initiative.

Estimated US$40m a day is the budget needed by the transitional government to operate, according to a source quoted by Doha News.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Kenya calling

Kenya calling

US president Barack Obama’s recent visit to Kenya drew welcome...

“This is the wealth of the Libyan people and it has to come home”

“This is the wealth of the Libyan people and it has to come home”

How the new chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority is fighting...

Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal

Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal

Kingdom is engaged in a contest for power with the Islamic republic...

Most Discussed