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Julian Assange five year pledge

Ecuador's Foreign Minister says the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is prepared to remain in the Ecuadorian Embassy for five years.

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Ecuadorian minister to meet Julian Assange at embassy

Julian Assange pictured on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in December last year. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

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.

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