ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will arrive in Islamabad on Thursday (today) on a two-day visit of Pakistan. The visit is being dubbed as a key US step towards normalisation of relations with Islamabad. The ties between Pakistan and United States deteriorated after Washingtons accusations against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). During her visit, media reports said, Ms Clinton will meet President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and also the military leadership at the GHQ. The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will also be accompanied by a high level delegation. The trip is being described as an attempt to turn a new page in the Pak-US relationship. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul on Wednesday on a diplomatic drive ahead of international conferences to be held later this year aimed at finding a peaceable end to the 10-year war. Clintons plane touched down in Kabul at 9:15pm (16:45 GMT), said an AFP reporter, for a visit aimed at building on the diplomatic surge she announced earlier this year, a senior state department official told travelling media. The top US diplomat was due to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday (today). She will be continuing the diplomatic effort... in terms of both transition, standing with Afghanistan and working on the political resolution, said the official, who would not be named. A conference of regional powers to be held in Istanbul in early November, and an international meeting of foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany, in early December, would be part of discussions, he said. After ten years of military conflict in Afghanistan that has cost thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars, Washington is grappling for a negotiated exit to the war ahead of the 2012 US presidential elections. Tentative discussions with the Taliban aimed at full peace talks have so far come to nothing, officials acknowledge, and Western powers have been attempting to draw in the help of Afghanistans neighbours with little success so far. Peace efforts swerved off course last month with the assassination of former president and chief negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani, who headed a government council seeking a political settlement with insurgents. Reconciliation post-Rabbani was on the agenda for discussion, the official said.