China says Afghan president vows to help China fight militants

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) with Canada Goose Online Afghan uk canada goose President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai attend a Canada Goose Outlet signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

China, which is connected to Afghanistan by the narrow, almost impassable Wakhan Corridor, says militants canada goose black friday sale seeking to set up a separate state called East Turkistan in its western Xinjiang region are Canada Goose sale holed up along the ungoverned Afghan Pakistani border.

the area of security, President Ghani expressed the readiness and staunch support canada goose coats from the Afghan side in China Canada Goose Parka fight against East Turkistan Islamic Movement terrorist forces, Kong Xuanyou, director general of cheap canada goose uk the Foreign Ministry Asian Affairs Department, told journalists after Ghani and Xi met.

The two sides said in a joint statement China would give 2 billion yuan ($327 million) to Afghanistan through to 2017, with 500 million yuan canada goose clearance sale of that in 2014 and 1.5 billion yuan over cheap Canada Goose the next three canada goose uk black friday years. China also will help train 3,000 Afghan professionals over canada goose coats on sale the next five years.

China says it does not seek to replace the departed Western troops in Afghanistan but has promised to play a buy canada goose jacket commercial role in helping rebuild the country.

Up Canada Goose Outlet to now, China commitment to Afghan reconstruction Canada Goose Coats On Sale since the fall of the hardline Islamist Taliban regime in 2001 has been about $250 million and its canada goose uk outlet security support has been canada goose uk shop mostly buy canada goose jacket cheap limited to counter narcotics training.

Xi has repeatedly urged Central Asian countries to step up the fight against religious militancy, which the Chinese government says helped incite a spate of attacks in Xinjiang and across China in which hundreds of people have been killed in the past two years.

Experts, however, dispute the influence of foreign militant groups in China, and argue that economic marginalization of Muslim Uighurs, who call Xinjiang home, canadian goose jacket is one of the main causes of violence there.

Ghani began his canada goose store four day trip to canada goose factory sale China less than a month after being sworn in following a protracted election stalemate.

The Taliban have stepped up attacks ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops from Afghanistan at the end of the year, seeking to weaken the new government.

Speaking to Xi at Beijing Great Hall of the People, Ghani pressed China to open the Wakhan Pass connecting the two countries, a long held request from Kabul which hopes to see an influx of Chinese development. China has canada goose resisted, fearing unrest will spill over into Xinjiang.