By Jonathan Stearns and Helene Fouquet
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy conferred with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao as European policy makers seek to build support for an enlarged rescue fund designed to resolve the region's sovereign-debt crisis.
Hu hopes that the measures will help to stabilize markets, state-owned China Central Television reported. The phone call between the leaders came hours after a euro-region summit ended with an agreement to boost the European Financial Stability Facility to about $1.4 trillion, leveraging existing guarantees by as much as five times. Japan plans to support the increase, and is waiting to hear from European officials on details for the program, according to a person familiar with the matter.