Afghan president calls for peace talks to be moved home
The warring sides have been engaged in direct talks since September at a luxury hotel in Doha, where the Taliban have their political office.
Negotiators from both sides on Saturday announced a pause in the talks until January 5, with the government delegation expected to return to Kabul this week to consult senior officials.
"The Afghan government is prepared to negotiate anywhere inside Afghanistan .... under a tent or out in the cold.
The insurgents and Kabul side both said they had exchanged "preliminary lists of agenda items" to be covered when talks restart.
The negotiations had, until recently, been bogged down by disputes on the basic framework of discussions and religious interpretations.
But earlier this month both sides announced they were ready to proceed after a period of concerted diplomatic effort that saw outgoing United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visit both teams.
The talks follow a landmark troop withdrawal deal signed in February by the Taliban and Washington, which will see all foreign troops pulled out by next year.