|UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (C) is seen upon his arrival in Damascus, capital of Syria, on Sept. 13, 2012. The visiting new joint special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said here upon arrival that there is a "big crisis" in Syria and it's "exacerbating." (Xinhua/Hazim)
DAMASCUS, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The visiting new joint special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said here upon arrival that there is a "big crisis" in Syria and it's "exacerbating."
"I think no one would disagree on the necessity to stop the wounds and restore harmony among the sons of the one country and I hope we could do that," he said.
Brahimi arrived in Syria Thursday, where he is set to meet with top Syrian officials on the future of his mediation.
During his three-day visit, Brahimi will meet with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem Thursday afternoon and President Bashar al-Assad on Friday.
Brahimi is tasked with brokering a diplomatic solution to the conflict after replacing former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who stepped down as the UN-Arab League (AL) joint special envoy in August in frustration after his six-point peace plan went up in smoke.
Before heading to Damascus, Brahimi visited Egypt and met with officials in the Arab League and other Egyptian leaders.
Speaking at a news conference after meeting with a number of Egyptian officials in Cairo, Brahimi said that there will be "no miracle" solution to ending the crisis in Syria.
"I hope very much that there is an end, and I am sure there will be an end. What is necessary is for the parties to realize that the earlier there's a solution, the better (it will be) for the Syrian people," he said.
Projecting himself as an impartial mediator, Brahimi said "I will be in the service of the Syrian people alone and I will not have any master but the Syrian people."