Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has said he “doesn’t care” about accusations of sportswashing against his country.

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily on both soccer and golf over the past few years.

“If sport washing is going to increase my GDP by way of 1%, then I will continue doing sport washing,” Bin Salman told Fox News in the first interview he has given fully in English.

Asked specifically how he felt about the term, Bin Salman said: “I don’t care … I’m aiming for another one and a half per cent. Call it whatever you want, we’re going to get that one and a half percent.”