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Austria recognised Slovenia as an independent state on 15 January 1992. On the same day, the two countries established diplomatic relations. In 1992, Slovenia established the Embassy in Vienna and the Consulate General in Celovec/Klagenfurt. Bilateral relations are marked by an intensive, friendly and expanded neighbourly partnership in many fields (internal affairs and police co-operation, consular affairs, regional initiatives, economic and military co-operation, development and humanitarian projects, multilateral forums), in which the two countries pursue external political objectives of common interest.