On January 11, Assange (46) was given Ecuadorian citizenship after he spent more than five years living in their embassy in London.
The country's foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa confirmed that Assange was "naturalised" as an Ecuadorian on December 12 at his request.
He was granted political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy about five-and-a-half years ago when Swedish prosecutors were investigating sex crime allegations
The investigation was later dropped, but Assange had refused to leave the embassy fearing his arrest. (ANI)