WASHINGTON (APP) - As Pakistani and Afghan delegations began arriving for meetings with US officials on the Obama Administration's review of policy towards the region the State Department Monday said that their views are "very important" and "will be taken into account" while devising an effective way forward. Spokesman Robert Wood said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "believes this is an important opportunity to sit down and discuss these very serious issues because you know how concerned she is and other government officials are about the situation on the ground in the region." "We think it is important that Pakistan and Afghanistan, their governments feed into that review. Their views obviously are very important. They will be taken into account," he stated at the daily briefing. Wood added the top US diplomat and other officials will also be "talking to experts in the region to figure out how we can best go forward." "It is important to have a wide variety of views" going into the review, he remarked, when asked about the meetings this week, where the US officials will present their position and listen to the views of the visiting foreign ministers of the two neihboring countries. He said meetings represent Secretary Clinton's desire to sit down with two leaders and talk about shared concerns, shared problems, and how all of us can work together to improve the situation in Afghanistan and on the border in Pakistan's tribal areas." Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi flew into Washington Sunday evening for a four-day visit, during which he will present Pakistan's point of view to top American officials at review consultative meetings. Qureshi, who is leading a delegation of senior Pakistani officials, will have discussions with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, National Security Adviser James Jones and chairman of the White House review panel, Bruce Riedel. The foreign minister will meet Secretary Clinton on Tuesday. The Afghan foreign minister will meet the top US diplomat separately later this week and the US, Pakistani and Afghan officials will then hold a trilateral meeting for review consultations. The review has been ordered by President Barack Obama and is expected to be completed by the end of March. The Pakistani embassy in Washington has arranged a hectic schedule of events during the Foreign Minister Qureshi's visit. The foreign minister, accompanied by Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, will also have the opportunity to meet with key US lawmakers including Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and Congressman Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Foreign Minister will also meet his Afghan counterpart Rangeen Dafdar Spanta, who is leading his country's delegation to the review meetings. Pakistan's army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has also arrived in the United States for a separately planned visit during which he will meet senior US military leaders. Since assuming power on January 20 this year, the Obama Administration has assigned a priority to finding an effective way forward in Afghanistan, where US and NATO forces facing a stiff Taliban insurgency. The security has been deteriorating in several parts of the country along the border with Pakistan as well as in areas around Kabul over the last two years. Secretary Hillary Clinton during her Asian visit assured that 17,000 additional troops authorised by President Obama for Afghanistan for deployment this spring and summer, are just one aspect of the multifaceted strategy that the new administration intends to pursue in the region. Senior Pakistani foreign ministry and security officials will also take part in the review meetings. The Pakistani officials are expected to apprise their interlocutors of the objectives behind last week's Swat peace arrangement, which they believe would help restore peace to the scenic north western valley that experienced spiraling militant violence in the past several months. The US administration wants to complete the ongoing review by the end of March, to ready itself for a NATO summit to be held in early April. President Obama says his administration wants to follow a comprehensive policy in the insurgency-hit Pakistan-Afghanistan border regions. During a visit to Ottawa, Canada last week, he recognized the need for greater diplomatic and development efforts in the restive border regions to achieve realistic goals.