Clashes between Kosovo government officials in coordinating foreign policy objectives are seen as institutional immaturity and potentially damaging to Kosovo’s objectives. Vjosa Osmani, chair of the Kosovo Assembly’s Foreign Policy Committee and Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) MP, told the news website today that the debate between Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli and his deputy, Gjergj Dedaj, reveals that “they are working based on party interests”. “They act as if they are in their political parties and not holding posts in state institutions. Immature and uncoordinated statements can seriously damage Kosovo’s state interests. This is why state officials that work on foreign policy need to coordinate before making statements,” Osmani said. The news website recalls that during a recent visit to African countries, Pacolli said Kosovo wants to join the Organization for Islamic Cooperation. His deputy, Dedaj, though reacted to the statement saying that Kosovo should not look to the East but rather aspire to join Euro-Atlantic organizations, such as NATO and the European Union.