This session was an embarrassment. It was much later than it was scheduled to be because previous sessions had run over. Consequently, the translators had left so that anyone who needed a translator was out of luck. The room was quite empty because people had left for other commitments.
If you want to telegraph a message to a particular group that you don't think their issues are really important, this is a way of doing it.
I am not suggesting that that was the case, but I am suggesting that some people will interpret it as such.