The plan includes identifying a facility in the US to transfer the remaining inmates from this high-profile prison.

Reiterating his view that the Gitmo detention facility does not advance America's national security, Obama said: "Let us go ahead and close this chapter and do it right. And do it carefully. And do it in a way that makes sure we're safe."

Alleging that the Republican-controlled Congress has repeatedly imposed restrictions aimed at preventing his administration from closing the facility, Obama said despite this they have been able to transfer 147 detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Unveiling his four-point plan, Obama said the US will continue to securely and responsibly transfer to other countries the 35 detainees out of the 91 that have already been approved for transfer.

"Second, we'll accelerate the periodic reviews of remaining detainees to determine whether their continued detention is necessary," he said. "Three, we'll continue to use all legal tools to deal with the remaining detainees still held under law of war detention."

Currently, 10 detainees are in some stage of military commission's process, he added.

Obama said his plan is about closing a chapter in US history.

"It reflects the lessons that we've learned since 9/11, lessons that need to guide our nation going forward," he said.

According to the President, his administration will work with Congress to find a secure location in the United States to hold remaining detainees.

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