The UK and Ecuador have made no progress in the case of Julian Assange, who has been granted asylum by the south American country.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was visited by Lady Gaga at the Ecuadorian Embassy, London, where he has been granted asylum.
George Galloway has suggesting in an online video that the rape allegations made against Julian Assange amount to "bad sexual etiquette".
Julian Assange is prepared to remain in the Ecuadorian Embassy for five years, said Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino.
The Foreign Office said William Hague met his Ecuadorian counterpart to discuss the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been granted political asylum inside the Ecuadorian embassy, but that no "breakthrough" had been made.
A statement said:
– Foreign Office
Foreign Secretary [William Hague] and Foreign Minister Patiño agreed to keep channels of communication open, but made no breakthrough on Julian Assange.
The two ministers held a bilateral meeting this morning for 45 minutes.
Ministers agreed that officials should establish a working group to find a diplomatic solution to the issue of Julian Assange, but no substantive progress was made.
The Foreign Secretary was clear once again that any resolution would need to be within the laws of the United Kingdom.
Assange is wanted for questioning over two sexual assault allegations in Sweden and will be arrested if he leaves the embassy building.
Ecuador's foreign minister will meet Foreign Secretary William Hague today to discuss the future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Ricardo Patino said Mr Assange was in "good spirits" despite the "limitations" of his accommodation inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been since June 19 last year.
The WikiLeaks founder is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations by two women - which he denies - but fears being extradited to the United States if he goes to Sweden.
Ecuador's foreign minister tonight met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the embassy where the Australian has been staying for the past year.
Ricardo Patino said Mr Assange was in "good spirits" despite the "limitations" of his accommodation inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Mr Patino added that the Ecuadorean government remains "firmly committed to protecting his human rights" and that it is seeking "cast iron assurances to avoid any onward extradition".
Mr Assange has been living inside the embassy since 19 June last year. He is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations by two women - which he denies - but fears being extradited to the United States if he leaves.
A senior Ecuadorian minister will make a brief visit to the UK ahead of talks over the future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, is due to meet Mr Assange at the country's embassy later today, before holding talks with Foreign Secretary William Hague tomorrow.
The Australian has been inside the embassy since June 19 last year and has since been granted political asylum.
Edward Snowden is a hero who has informed the public about one of the most serious events of the decade, which is the creeping formulation of a mass surveillance state.
– Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, speaking to Sky News
What other countries need to do is line up and give their support to him. Everyone should go to their local politicians and press and demand they step forward and offer Mr Snowden asylum in their country. It will be telling to see which countries genuinely protect human rights and genuinely protect the privacy of the public.
In a statement posted on the WikiLeaks website, he said: "When communicating with the press is 'aiding the enemy' it is the 'general knowledge among the people' itself which has become criminal.
"Just as Bradley Manning is condemned, so too is that spirit of liberty in which America was founded.
"In the end it is not Bradley Manning who is on trial. His trial ended long ago. The defendant now, and for the next 12 weeks, is the United States.
"A runaway military, whose misdeeds have been laid bare, and a secretive government at war with the public. They sit in the docks. We are called to serve as jurists. We must not turn away."
A senior Ecuadorian government minister will visit London as the first anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's dramatic arrival at the country's embassy approaches.
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino will meet with Mr Assange at the embassy in London, and has offered to hold talks with Foreign Secretary William Hague to try to reach an agreement over Mr Assange's future.
The Australian has been inside the embassy since June last year and has since been granted political asylum.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said they had been informed of Mr Patino's intention to travel to London "and we are now considering a request for a meeting with the Foreign Secretary".
"UK Government officials have been in regular contact with representatives of the Ecuadorian Government, both in London and Quito, about Mr Assange", they continued.
"We hope the visit will contribute to our joint commitment to finding a diplomatic solution to this issue".
The Ecuadorean government are reported to have held talks with the Labour Party over the situation of Julian Assange, believing the 2015 election bring a breakthrough.
Ecuadorean diplomats are attempting to strike a deal which would see Assange sent to Sweden, where he faces rape charges, after the election.
They hope Labour will offer assurances that Assange will not be onward-extradited from Sweden to the US, according to the Independent.
Demonstrations by supporters of US soldier Bradley Manning will be held today in London, Yorkshire and Cardiff as part of a global protest to mark his 1,000th day spent in prison following his arrest over the leaking of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
A court martial is set to be held in June at Ford Meade in Maryland.
Private Manning was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to WikiLeaks, whose founder Julian Assange has sought refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Ahead of this weekend's protests, a spokesman for a Manning campaign group in the United States said: "There has never been a more important time to broadcast our message of support for exposing war crimes, international justice, and people's right to know what the government does in our name."