Julian Assange will be questioned by prosecutors over allegations of sexual assault it was revealed
The announcement comes after Ecuador reportedly struck a deal with Swedish officials.
This is a significant U-turn in the investigation which was launched by Swedish forces in 2010 after Mr Assange was accused of sexually assaulting two women.
President Rafael Correa said Swedish authorities will submit questions to Ecuadorian officials, who will then quiz Mr Assange.
The Wikileaks founder – who has been holed up inside the west London building for more than three years – has consequently denied the allegations made against him.
The Wikileaks founder has been holed up inside the west London building for more than three years
The whistleblower fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was granted political asylum in 2012, after British courts allowed his extradition to Sweden after a lengthy legal battle.
Kristinn Hrafnsson, a spokesman for Wikileaks, told the Guardian that Assange welcomed the “opportunity to deliver his statement to the prosecutor”.
He said: “Julian has been offering his statement to the prosecutor by various means for five years [in total] and for three-and-a-half years since he went into the embassy – whether via videolink or by the prosecutor coming to London.
This is a significant U-turn in the investigation which was launched by Swedish forces in 2010
Julian is very eager to get his point of view into the investigation
Kristinn Hrafnsson, a spokesman for Wikileaks
“Let’s hope [the interview] can be carried out as soon as possible. Julian is very eager to get his point of view into the investigation.”
According to AP, Ecuador's foreign minister said that they are accepting Sweden’s request to interrogate Mr Assange “as long as the sovereignty of the Ecuadoran state and the laws in the constitution are respected”.
It comes just four months after Scotland Yard officers revealed they would no longer guard the Ecuadorian Embassy.
The whistleblower fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was granted political asylum in 2012
Until last year, the force maintained a permanent 24/7 police presence outside the building in London.
In October police released a statement which read: "A significant amount of time has passed since Julian Assange entered the Embassy, and despite the efforts of many people there is no imminent prospect of a diplomatic or legal resolution to this issue.
"Like all public services, MPS resources are finite. With so many different criminal, and other, threats to the city it protects, the current deployment of officers is no longer believed proportionate."