Shevardnadze, Spanish Prime Minister Meet

United Press International

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, slowed down by a bout of influenza, met with Spanish Prime Minster Felipe Gonzalez on Wednesday at the start of a three-day visit.

Shevardnadze traveled to Madrid from West Germany in his first visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries since the December signing in Washington of a Soviet-U.S. treaty to eliminate ground-based intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

A Soviet Embassy official said Shevardnadze was suffering from influenza, causing a two-hour delay in his scheduled agenda.

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