The Armenian People - taking as a basis the fundamental principles of the Armenian Statehood and the nation-wide objectives enshrined in the Declaration of the Independence of Armenia; having fulfilled the sacred behest of its freedom loving ancestors for the restoration of the sovereign state; committed to the strengthening and prosperity of the fatherland, with a view of ensuring the freedom of generations, general well-being and civic solidarity, assuring the allegiance to universal values – hereby adopt the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia