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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Charles H. Percy said Tuesday he believed there would be a US-Soviet summit this year. The Illinois Republican made his comment after a White House meeting with President Reagan and other officials that dealt partly with US-Soviet relations with Konstantin Chernenko, the new Soviet leader.
Mr. Percy said Vice-President George Bush, who attended Yuri Andropov's funeral in Moscow two weeks ago, stated that Mr. Chernenko ''appeared to be vital and well, very much in command and not abusive at all toward the United States.'' Percy said that, based on what he heard at the White House meeting, ''I strongly support, and feel there will be, a summit this year.''