President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, says it is likely that a response regarding the request for asylum by the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, could be given before the end of the week.
Correa hopes to meet tomorrow with his collaborators in charge of the case to receive all necessary information about the case.
“Hopefully on Wednesday I may have a meeting where I can receive all reports. This decision must be taken with great responsibility”, said Correa yesterday at a news conference.
Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, anticipated weeks ago that a decision on Assange’s Asylum request would be taken only after the Olympic Games, so relations with the United Kingdom would not be affected. MZ