Cambodia welcomes humanitarian child adoption but will not permit any form of the adoption for slavery and any beneficial purposes, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has said.

The statement was made at a meeting between the PM and US Senator Mary L. Landrieu in Phnom Penh on February 21, which mainly focused on the child adoption, Cambodian News Agency AKP reports.

Americans adopt over 57,000 children annually, according to the US senator.-VNA