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Gyurcsany’s comment was made earlier this month when he hailed Hungary’s football team for having “fought with death-defying courage” against “Arab terrorists” in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia on Feb.2 .
“We received official notice this week that the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Budapest was called back by his government for consultations,” Hungarian Foreign Ministry spokesman Viktor Polgar told AFP.
“The prime minister has apologized publicly and also in a letter delivered to the Saudi government by our ambassador in Riyadh,” Gyurcsany’s spokeswoman Boglar Laszlo said.