Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and his British counterpart William Hague made no progress on the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who tomorrow, Wednesday June 19th will have a year living in Ecuador’s embassy in London. And now faces at least five years in it.
The only agreement that the two ministers made, was to create a commission of jurists from both countries, who will meet “in the coming weeks or months” to find a solution to the “legal dispute“ so announced Patino during a press conference, carried out 45 minutes after the bilateral meeting.
“Since we found no other response of the British Government more than the same from day one, in the sense that it has an obligation to comply with European standards for arrest and extradition, we have proposed several alternatives, and, unfortunately, none of them has been taken so far,” said Patino.
Although Hague did not give a press conference, the Foreign Office (Office of the Foreign Ministry) confirmed in a statement that they did not made any “progress“, but if they did came to an agreement to “keep the channels of communication open.” Finally Patino insisted yesterday that the regime will continue to seek a diplomatic solution to the situation.