BRUSSELS, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) reaffirmed on Monday that the only solution to Syria crisis is a political one, and it is ready to assist in "any way possible".
The 27 member states' Foreign Ministers discussed the situation in Syria with Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations and Arab League Special Representative for Syria in a working lunch during Wednesday's EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
Following the discussion, the EU High Representative highlighted that the EU continues to strongly support his efforts to create space for political dialogue between the opposition and representatives of the regime.
The only solution to this crisis is a political one, and the EU is ready to assist in any way possible. At the same time, the EU is determined to increase assistance to the Syrian population and support to the opposition.
The EU is the largest humanitarian donor in rescuing the Syrian human right crisis, with more than 400 million euros (about 520 million U.S. dollars).
"We are looking at ways we can work with the opposition to help restore basic services, such as medical supplies, water purification and power generation, and even some administrative services," said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton following the Council meeting, "Meanwhile, we continue to work with our international partners to further narrow down differences."