PARIS (Reuters) - Alstom <ALSO.PA>, the French maker of TGV trains, said on Tuesday it was in discussions with the government over its controversial plan to close a plant in eastern France and would take no action until the talks had ended.

Chief Executive Henri Poupart-Lafarge had told staff earlier on Tuesday that he intended to press ahead with the planned closure of the Belfort site, which unleashed a political furore when announced last week.

"No decision will be taken before [the talks] are concluded," the company said in a statement.

(Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Laurence Frost)