WASHINGTON — Secretary of State George P. Shultz said today that he will meet with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze next month to lay the groundwork for a second summit meeting between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
Arrangements for the Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting were made during a 75-minute session between Reagan and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin.
Shevardnadze will visit Washington in mid-May, but Shultz did not say whether that will allow the two sides enough time to prepare for a summit within the pre-August timetable set by Reagan.
Shultz said Dobrynin made it clear that the Soviet side would not establish any preconditions for the meeting, but he said both sides expressed an interest in "substantive" results.
'Substantive . . . Constructive'
Dobrynin was recently elevated to the Secretariat of the Communist Party Central Committee and his visit to the Oval Office was in the form of a farewell call. Shultz said the meeting was "very substantive and constructive and advanced matters."