Washington — Secretary of State George Shultz will meet with NATO foreign ministers and diplomats in Brussels, Belgium, next week to prepare for the November summit.

The State Department said Friday Shultz would meet the North Atlantic Council Tuesday “to exchange views” on the Nov. 1920 summit in Geneva, Switzerland, between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Shultz will deliver a speech in San Francisco Monday and then depart for the Belgian capital.

In Brussels, Shultz will “brief the allies on our preparations and seek their views,” department spokesman Charles Redman said. He also will hold a news conference before flying to Washington.

The NATO session was set up after some members complained about not being invited to a summit meeting with President Reagan in New York Oct. 24. French President Francois Mitterrand declined that invitation. Others invited are the leaders of Britain, Japan, West Germany, Canada and Italy.

The 16 NATO members are Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United States, Greece, Turkey, West Germany and Spain.

Earlier this week, Assistant Defense Secretary Richard Perle and administration arms control adviser Paul Nitze briefed the North Atlantic Council on summit preparations. NATO Secretary-general Lord Carrington also met with President Reagan and Shultz in Washington.


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