Yugoslav President Tito is considering visiting the United States next spring, a member of the Yugoslav government told President Carter at the White House yesterday.
Edward Kardelj, a member of the Yugoslav presidency, told Carter that the 84-year-old Marshal Tito had accepted his invitation to visit the United States and is "thinking of coming here sometime next spring."
"That's good news for me," the President replied.
It was also disclosed yesterday that Tito recently sent Carter a letter relaying the North Korean government's interest in meeting with American officials.
The U.S. response, according to the President's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, was that the United States "is not seeking a meeting" with the North Koreans but would attend one on condition that South Korea was also invited to participate.
Brzezinski said that condition "is an unshakable commitment on our part and that the United States will not "be a party either to the isolation ot undermining of South Korea."
The message relayed through Tito was the third time since Carter's election last November that North Korea has sent him a message indicating an interest in a meeting. After each one, U.S. officials have replied they would attend such a meeting only if South Korea also is invited.
In other developments yesterday, White House officials said the President plans to brief "the appropriate Senate committee" next week on progress in the strategic arms limitation talks with the Soviet Union. It has not been decided whether that will be the Foreign Relations ot Armed Services committee.
Plans for a trip by Carter across the country Oct. 21 and 22 were also made public. On Oct. 21, the President will address a public forum and conduct "a dialogue with urban poor people" in Detroit, and that night address the lowa Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Des Moines.
On Oct. 22, Carter will visit the headquarters of the Strategic Air Command near Ohama, Neb., attend a discussion on water policy and a briefing on the Panama Canal treaties in Denver and that night address a Democratic Party fund-raising dinner in Los Angeles. He will return to Washington after the dinner, arriving early on the morning of Oct. 23.
Late yesterday, Carter left for Camp David, Md., where he will spend the weekend. He will celebrate his 53d birthday at Camp David today.