Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will meet with President Reagan and Secretary of State George P. Shultz in September, an Administration official said today.
The invitation for the meeting was extended by the United States and will take place when Shevardnadze attends the opening session of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in mid-September.
Shultz and the Kremlin's new foreign minister, who succeeded Andrei A. Gromyko, are expected to meet in New York and the meeting with Reagan will take place at the White House, the official said. White House aides said they expect Reagan, who is recuperating from cancer surgery, to be back to his full work schedule by fall.
The sessions with Shevardnadze are expected to lay the groundwork for the summit meeting between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev in Geneva scheduled for Nov. 19-20. A White House advance team left Wednesday to make arrangements and plan logistics for the summit.