International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday that solving the Syrian crisis was a "very, very difficult" process, but there was a "microscopic" chance that a truce may lead to a permanent ceasefire, dpa reported.
"The Syrian people will not enjoy a happy Eid al-Adha holiday, but they should at least enjoy a truce," he told reporters after talks with Lebanese officials in the capital Beirut.
"This will be a microscopic chance to lead to a permanent ceasefire, halting the smuggling of arms, and an agreement on a political solution," added Brahimi.
He said he was visiting Syria's neighbours to listen to their views on the crisis. He added he would visit Damascus, but did not specify the date.