However, he continues to fear extradition to the US and he faces arrest for breaching bail conditions if he steps outside onto British soil.
According to the AP, the British government said Thursday that it would not grant diplomatic status to Assange.
Some 500,000 classified military documents concerning American diplomacy and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq had already been released by Wikileaks earlier that year.
Assange had been wanted on assault claims in Sweden, but that case against him has been dropped.
"A person can not live in those conditions forever", she added, reiterating that Ecuador will continue to provide the whistleblower with all necessary assistance.
Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London in May. However, he is still facing an arrest warrant in London for failure to surrender to the court in 2012.
Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa said Ecuador was looking for a "third country or a personality" to arbitrate the situation with the United Kingdom and was "considering and exploring the possibility of mediation".
Yesterday, all the talk was that he may be expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy where he has spent the past five years avoiding arrest.
The United States still wants to prosecute Julian Assange under the Espionage Act of 1917.
He is still in the embassy, however, as he fears if he leaves he will be extradited to the US. Ecuador says it will continue to protect Assange, but he can't stay at the embassy indefinitely.
He said the decision to grant him asylum in 2012 had "generated problems" in Ecuador and had only discredited the country overseas, particularly in the United States. A United Nations panel ruled in 2016 that he was being "arbitrarily detained" and should be allowed to walk free.
Following reports in Ecuadorean media that Mr Assange may have received citizenship, he posted a picture of himself on Twitter wearing an Ecuadorian football shirt on Wednesday.