( CNN) President Donald Trump will come face-to-face with the leaders of two commonwealths accused of grave human rights abuses in a slew of high-level talks with foreign counterparts the coming week.

It will be the first in-person opportunity for the new US leader to confront those issues as commander-in-chief. Initial signs, however, indicate Trump will say little on the matter during his talks with the Chairmen of Egypt and China, at least in public, a dramatic shifting away from the human rights practises of previous administrations.

“Our approach is to handle these types of sensitive issues in a private, more discrete behavior, ” a White House official mentioned Friday, previewing Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to the White House on Monday. “We believe it’s the most effective way to improvement those issues to a favorable outcome.”

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