ISTANBUL, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Syrian opposition leaders decided to postpone the formation of a transitional government, according to a statement from the Syrian National Coalition said on Monday.
The statement said the coalition formed a five-member committee to put forward proposals about the government to the coalition within 10 days.
Abdulbacid Sieda, the former president of Syrian National Council, told Xinhua that members of Syrian National Coalition are getting together in Istanbul and discussing the structure of government in transition.
"The final result will be announced after two weeks. It is still our aim to select a prime minister who represents the Syrian rebels. This person must be trustworthy and can represent the will of Syrian people," Sieda added.
Syria's opposition umbrella group met Sunday in a bid to name a prime minister-in-exile, a day after the Damascus government ruled out any calls for the ouster of Bashar Assad.
Talks among opposition leaders was held behind doors on Sunday and Monday in Istanbul, and will be followed by an opposition forum in Paris on Jan. 28 attended by Friends of Syria nations.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirmed the meeting in a radio interview.