Minister: We deeply regret the problem of wheelchair access to COP26

A UK minister has described the accessibility issues at the COP26 climate conference as “deeply regrettable”.

It comes after Israeli Minister Karine Elharrar was unable to attend the summit on Monday because she was unable to sit in her wheelchair.

She tweeted that she was “sad” that the UN “does not provide accessibility to its events.”

UK Environment Secretary George Eustice said the government had apologized to Ms Elharrar, who has muscular dystrophy.

But he also appeared to blame the Israeli delegation, telling BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “What would normally happen in this situation is that Israel would have communicated that it had that particular need for its minister.”

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