Jessen-Petersen made the announcement just weeks before talks with Belgrade officials about the province's future enter a crucial phase.
UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari said on June 11 that he intends to bring together top officials from Belgrade and Prishtina by the end of July for talks on Kosovo's future.
Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority wants independence for Kosovo. Belgrade wants the province to remain part of Serbia.
(Reuters, AP, AFP)