Ecuador says will let Sweden interview Wikileaks' Julian Assange in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London on February 5.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London on February 5. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUITO (AFP) - Ecuador has reached agreement to allow the Swedish government to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Quito said late Wednesday (Aug 10).

In a statement, the foreign ministry said a letter had been sent by the Ecuadoran government to set up a meeting with Swedish officials at Quito's embassy in London, where Assange has been sheltering since June 2012.

The meeting is to take place "in the coming weeks," the statement said.