On 7 Nov 2011, the 10th Meeting of the Heads of Governments (HOG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has concluded in St. Petersburg, Russia with a joint declaration pledging further economic cooperation among the member states. Mr. SushilkumarShinde, Minister of Power participated in the meeting. India has an observer status on the SCO.
On 29 Oct 2011, the Consulate officials celebrated Diwali with the local Indian community at the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg. After the traditional lamp lightening cultural programs were performed, this was followed by Diwali delicacies.
On 1-2 Oct 2011, Mr. J.P.Dutta, Under Secretary (Exports), Ministry of Textiles and Shri Vijay Mathur, Dy. Secretary General, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) visited St. Petersburg to explore the Indian apparel export opportunities.