Johnson apologises after minister who uses wheelchair denied entry to Cop26 venue

Israel’s Karine Elharrar could not attend summit on Monday due to lack of accessibility

An Israeli government minister has received an apology from Boris Johnson and the organisers of Cop26 after she could not attend the summit on Monday due to a lack of wheelchair accessibility.

Karine Elharrar, Israel’s minister of energy and water resources, described how she was denied entry to the summit because as a wheelchair user she was unable to access the Glasgow venue, criticising the refusal to accommodate her as “outrageous”.

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